James Ray Tuttle
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James Ray Tuttle, age 67 of Hartington, Nebraska died on January 18, 2017 at his shop, Tuttle Motor, north of Hartington.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with the Rev. Owen Korte officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael's Cemetery in Hartington. Visitation will be at church, on Sunday, from 2-5:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 4:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday at church one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

Pallbearers will be Doug Whipple, Ron Heikes, Mark Arndt, Brent Schrempp, Mike Vettel, and Randy Hegge.

James Ray Tuttle was born on December 21, 1949 in Hartington, NE to Robert Lee and Agnes Irene (Roberts) Tuttle. Jim lived in Hartington until he was five years old and then his parents moved to Illinois for seven years. Jim moved to Sioux City, Iowa when he was in the 6th grade and then moved to Hartington in the summer of 1965 when he was a sophomore. Jim graduated from Hartington High School in 1968. He attended Universal Trade School in Omaha and then came back to work with his dad at Tuttle Motor. When Jims father Robert died in 1989, he became the owner of Tuttle Motor. His shop was north of Hartington on Hwy 57.

Jim was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and a member of Perpetual Adoration for many years. Jim loved his family and enjoyed being with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Jim is survived by his wife Janice of Hartington; two children, son Shannon and wife Angela Tuttle of Lincoln, NE, daughter Angela and husband Chris Haffner of Yankton, SD; five grandchildren Jesse Hinkel, Payton Tuttle, Zachary Tuttle, Cade Haffner, and Axl Haffner; two great grandchildren Jonny Hinkel and Jameson Gothier; sister Sharon Larsen of Hartington, NE; many nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, and son Todd on July 31, 1992 at the age of 17 years.




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Jim was one of my favorite cousins. we liked seeing him when he came to Colorado and when we would see and talk to him at the Ray Tuttle cousin reunions. You will be missed by us very much....

Derek Kathol


Jim was one of my customers at Syd's Auto many years ago . I sold him a lot of parts and always thought he was a good guy to do business with .

We never had a disagreement .. A Good Man !!

Steve Hansen


Very sorry to hear of jims passing alot of memories from school days prayers to you and your family sorry prayers

Randy Forinash


Had an opportunity to visit with Jim at the football reunion in June. Sorry for the family's loss.

Jim Stanosheck


Jim will be missed at Tuttle reunions and other family gatherings. I only saw him once a year but he was always friendly and remembered me. So sorry Janie and family.

Rita Burns-homminga


I have not seen my cousin Jim in many years and his photo looks exactly the way I remember him, just a little older. Our hearts & prayers go out to you & your family.

May God wrap his arms around each & everyone of you & comfort you in your time of need.

With Our Deepest Sympathy, Tom & Denise Sattler


To my classmate, Jim's wife Janie, I want to express my sorrow for her loss and for her to know she is in my thoughts and prayers at this time. I hope you are comforted by your faith and family and friends.

Susan Climer Rohan


I also enjoyed visiting with Jim last summer at the HHS football reunion. He was always a polite gentleman way back to his high school years. My sympathies to all his family and friends.

David Levorson


So very sorry to hear of the sad news of Jim's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Roger & Chris Dickes


Shannon and Janice, So sorry to hear about Jim. Thinking about you during this difficult time.

Mickie Rossiter Mueller


I knew Jim many many years ago... probably half a century ago... when my dad used to go to auctions with his dad. So very sorry to hear about your loss.

Joni Goetz Brummer

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